Lee Kelleher

404 Oddities

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I’ve been noticing a lot of strange requests in the web logs for ReadySteadyBook, (which result in 404 errors). Never really thought much of them, but I came across Roger Johansson’s blog posting about 404 oddities. So I thought I’d share some of the one’s I found on RSB.

A few of them are the same as Roger found: /robotsxx.txt, /MSOffice/cltreq.asp, /_vti_bin/owssvr.dll

But some of the others seem more like hacker attempts:

/cgi-bin/prxjdg.cgi : Google tells me that this is a ProxyJudge script. Trying to use the server to disguise their dirty deeds?

/cgi-bin/ip.cgi : Someone looking for the Check IP script? But doesn’t this just tell you what your IP is? (but I’ve heard it can be used as a proxy too)

/cgi-bin/..%5c..%5c..%5c..%5c..%5c..%5cwinnt/system32/cmd.exe : Obviously someone trying gain access to the command prompt

/xxxx.htm : Maybe someone was looking for some tasty literary pornography? or some Australian lager?!_

/Spy.txt : I read that there is a keylogger virus called BDS/WinSpyer, which stores all keystrokes in a file called Spy.txt. So someone might be taking a pot-shot at this?

/Spy : (same as the spy.txt?)

/pcdelisi.htm : PcDelisi is a hacker handle, but I can’t figure out why someone would be looking for this file?

/scanned : (anyone else got any ideas?)

If you got an ideas/suggestions about these strange 404’s, let me know… or share your crazy 404’s too!?